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black08hemi 05-26-2011 04:10 PM

tow ratings question
 
im looking at getting a mini excavator but only have a 08 1500 hemi trx 4.
my question is with a fifth wheel hitch how much will my truck tow? this will determine what size machine i will buy. thanks for the help

GTyankee 05-26-2011 05:05 PM

this is the 2008 tow capacities,
it has notes about rear end gears, 5th wheel note also
http://www.jnauto.com/pdf/08towingguide.pdf

Good Luck

black08hemi 05-26-2011 06:38 PM

thanks for the hook up.

erm 05-26-2011 07:32 PM

Nice work, GT!!!!

GTyankee 05-26-2011 08:03 PM

I lucked out on that google search :)
glad that i could assist

TOW RATINGS 1999 - 2008
http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=42175

would be a good STICKY on this website

simicar 07-20-2011 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 534456)
I lucked out on that google search :)
glad that i could assist

TOW RATINGS 1999 - 2008
http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=42175

would be a good STICKY on this website

great link...Thanks!!! Is this a sticky? It should be!

08 BigHorn 08-10-2011 06:32 PM

Kinda simple answer....

Don't exceed the GCWR (total weight, truck, trailer, gas, dog... everything!)
don't exceed the GVWR if using 5th wheel that adds up quick, I've heard of guys cheating on this one because the weight rating per axle adds up to way more than the GVWR ( my truck has GVWR of 6700lbs iirc, but per axle is 3900lbs. i don't get that one)


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